In this adaptation of a William Faulkner story, a South American Cavalry Captain plays on the feelings of multiple women in a quest for money that could turn fatal. Season 1, Episode 31 Topics: Classic TV, Climax!
A doctor is murdered and a police lieutenant wants to find the killer. The vengeful widow wants the man dead. Season 3, Episode 39 (August 8, 1957) Includes original commercials. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax!
A publicity hungry singer (Johnny Desmond) has pulled so many stunts that when he tells a group of reporters he saw a serial killer nobody believes him-except the serial killer. Season 4, Episode 5 (1957) Featured Denver Pyle and Jackie Coogan Topics: Classic TV, Climax!, Johnny Desmond
Red Skelton plays a lovable but naive dupe roped into helping a gang of confidence men. When the dupe is imprisoned, the crooks need him to get him out to get their money out of his safe deposit box Ann Rutherford plays the fiance. Season 2, Episode 2 (September 8, 1955) The story was remade for a 1957 movie of the same name, also starring Skelton. Does not include commercials. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax, Red Skelton
A troubled young woman (Anne Francis) confesses to murdering her abusive father, but a psychiatrist doesn't believe she did it. Original Air Date: January 2, 1958 Season 4, Episode 13 ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax!
A British Officer (Michael Rennie) faces tension and resentment when he's made pilot of a U.S. Air Force plane that carries a highly volatile substance. William Boyett of Adam 12 makes an appearance. Ronald Reagan appears in a humorous Plymouth Commercial. Season 4, Episode 32 (June 12, 1958) Topics: Classic TV, Climax, Ronald Reagan
A man (Louis Heyward) is concerned when his aunt takes up with a mild-mannered palm reader (Peter Lorre). He's particularly alarmed by the man's prophecies which seems to be remarkably on point with the first four coming true. Season 2, Episode 10 (November 13, 1955) Topics: Climax, Peter Lorre, Live Drama
American Agent Jimmy Bond (Barry Nelson) plays baccarat for high stakes with a Soviet agent (Peter Lorre) who needs to win to cover his embezzlement of party funds and will stop at nothing to get 80 million Francs. Season 1, Episode 3 (1954) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Climax!, Classic TV, James Bond
Two hapless bank robbers hide their loot in the spare tire of a stolen car that is seized by the finance company the owner owed money to and sold to an Episcopal Priest. Hilarity ensues as the robbers try to recover the money from the Priest and run into complications. Season 2, Episode 20 (1965) Stars: Hume Cronyn, Peter Lorre, James Gleason, Bonita Granville, and Arthur Treacher. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax!, Peter Lorre
A Doctor faces a dilemma as an identical twin (Steve McQueen) can save the life of his brother through a kidney transplant. But the healthy twin could have a heart attack that would mean both brothers die. Season 4, Episode 17 (1958) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax!, Steve McQueen
A woman (Nina Foch) murders her abusive husband (Vincent Price)to save her son. While she makes it looks like an accident, she still has consequences to face. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax!, Vincent Price
A lawyer struggling with alcoholism and illness (Gig Young) tries to help the son of his clean lady get acquitted of a murder charge. But will his own demons stop him? Season 4, Episode 1 Original Air Date: October 3, 1957 Features Eva Gabor, June Lockheart, Keye Luke, and Otto Krueger. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax!, Eva Gabor, June Lockheart
A woman who is not liked in a small town (Linda Darnell) sees her son suspected of starting a series of deadly fires. Season 3, Episode 43 (1957) ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Climax!, Classic TV, Linda Darnell, Forrest Tucker
Based loosely on Mark Twain's novel. Huck Finn flees his abusive father (Thomas Mitchell) and runs into two characters up to no good. Season 2, Episode 1 (September 1, 1955) John Carradine plays the duke. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Climax!, Classic TV, Huckleberry Finn, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell
A carnie marries the daughter of an old man with $75,000 in property. Soon after the wedding, he calmly calls the police to confess to murdering her. Season 1, Episode 7 (December 2, 1954) From a story by Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner that originally appeared in Ellery Queen Magazine in 1946. 1955 Academy Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner Edmond O'Brien stars as Joel Flint with Lon Chaney, Jr. as Old Man Pritchel, and Douglas Kennedy as Uncle Gavin. Topics: Classic TV, Climax, William Faulkner, Edmond O'Brien, Lon Chaney, Jr.
Classic Season 1 Episode of CBS's live CLIMAX! drama program. This is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Hosted by Bill Lundigan, this episode was originally aired on 28 July 1955 (Season 1 Episode 34). The story was adapted for television by Gore Vidal. This is a complete kinoscope recording. All advertisments, studio ids, ad-caps, etc are present. This is the full 60 mins program, not the edited 45 minute video version. This... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Climax, Horror, Michael Rennie, Cedric Hardwicke, Gore Vidal, Jerry Goldsmith, William...